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Old 06-28-2019, 06:55 AM   #1
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So, having just got my force sensing base set up and working, Last night while doing a test flight using he BFM mission, my warthog joystick snapped off in my hand, at the narrow point where the screw collar meets the stick!!!

Does anyone know if there are replacement parts available for this moulding? Its made of that crappy kind of cast metal, not sure exactly what....

What am I looking at regarding replacement? although my warthog is fairly old, its not had loads of use, been sitting idle for most of the last 3 or 4 years while I had a hiatus from simming.....

I do have an F-18 grip ordered from TM, but meantime I am stickless....

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:30 AM   #2
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Have a look here https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.p...ght=debolestis because you'll find parts for Warthog.
Had to replace part myself and he offers choice for better/stronger material.
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:31 AM   #3
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This is not uncommon. Thrustmaster Warthogs do break at this very spot. Actually, mine did as well (https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=214094) . To me Thrustmaster Support offered to order only a complete new stick (w/o) base as minimal repair part for this issue. Quite pricey, and still lying in my Sim Room unused.

You might als check this thread and the corresponding shapeways site for parts.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=160114
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:05 AM   #4
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Fantastic, thanks guys, will order the part now......

Can you both confirm, that the part I need is this one: https://www.shapeways.com/product/M7...ionId=59123349

How easy is it to replace? Do I need the metal one do you think? Or are the nylon ones strong enough?

Thanks again
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:21 PM   #5
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I tried the Nylon one for the FSSB R3 and it's not strong enough - it doesn't break but there is a lot of flex. So I took steel.

I also took the 13° forward angle as I find that way more comfortable - my stick is mounted not on the desk but lower with a desk mount.
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:25 PM   #6
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Better get the nylon version. The metal printed maybe has issue in treads, see in Debolestis topic.

Btw - are option for print with 13 degrees tilt forward, like real grip.

Not sure if available but Real Simulator show a F-16 grip in proper metal. Not that "jewlry" metal used by TM.

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Old 06-28-2019, 02:29 PM   #7
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I had exactly the same problem. You'd think that for such an expensive stick they'd use something a bit better than some pot metal. I replaced it with debolestis' one in nylon. It's a tiny bit loose and may need some shims.
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:35 PM   #8
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I ended up buying the 15°offset piece because I wanted the comfort with center stick flying.

Works great, needed some minor fitting and I sent a message to debelostis about my issues.

Other than that, the tailpiece works wonderfully. I couldn't recommend it more!

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Old 07-08-2019, 12:28 PM   #9
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Well my nylon bits arrived today, great service, however, I seem to have made myself another issue, I had to carefully cut a small cable tie, to un clip the wires from the base connection from the board and the scalpel slipped and I sliced through a small black cable on the bottom LH side of the PCB....

I am pretty pissed off, as I don't see any easy to get this fixed......its really thin and there does not appear to be any slack....

I was being so careful as well......
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:03 AM   #10
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Pictures would help.
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